The Chico Club

The Chico Club (HM28PP)

Location: Boise, ID 83702 Ada County
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N 43° 36.831', W 116° 12.118'

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"One of the fine new buildings in Boise," heralded the Idaho Statesman newspaper in 1935, when the Belaustegui Hotel & Basque Boarding House was constructed by Augustin and Petra Belaustegui. A few years later, part of the hotel became "The Chico Club," which, according to the lease, was for "social and recreational affairs, and not for any other purpose." The membership fee was $1, followed by annual dues of $1. The club became an important gathering place for both Basque and non-Basque members, men and women alike. Upon opening, the newspaper reported that the building's owner, Mrs. Patxa Belaustegui, and the club's managers, her son and daughter Petra and Angel Belaustegui, "entertained a group of 35 guests" and in fine Basque tradition, provided a meal featuring "barbecued lamb," and of course, included dancing. It is appropriate that the Chico Club building heralds entry to the Basque Block from downtown Boise - echoing a sense of community that has existed on this street for generations.
HM NumberHM28PP
Placed ByBasque Museum and Cultural Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 564395 N 4829294
Decimal Degrees43.61385000, -116.20196667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 36.831', W 116° 12.118'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 36' 49.86" N, 116° 12' 7.08" W
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Area Code(s)208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 117 S 6th St, Boise ID 83702, US
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